Truck rams into autorickshaw in Jharkhand, 11 killed

At least 11 people were killed when a truck hit an autorickshaw returning from a fair on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Gumla in Jharkhand.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2018 23:36 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Gumla (Jharkhand)
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An accident in Gumla in Jharkhand left at least 11 people dead. (REUTERS File Photo)

A speeding truck ploughed into an autorickshaw on Sunday on the national highway 43 in Gumla in Jharkhand, killing 11 people and injuring five, police said.

The accident took place near Palmadipa village under Bharno police station area around 8.30pm, they said.

Those travelling in the autorickshaw were returning home in Bharno from a fair on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Bero in the same district.

Eleven people were killed on the spot, while five suffered grievous injuries, superintendent of police Anshuman Kumar said.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, from where doctors referred them to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science in Ranchi.

Kumar rushed to the spot along with deputy commissioner Sharvan Sahay.

First Published: Jan 14, 2018 23:36 IST